Regulator - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈreɡjuleɪtər|  American pronunciation of the word regulator
Brit.  |ˈrɛɡjʊleɪtə|  British pronunciation of the word regulator

noun

- any of various controls or devices for regulating or controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature, etc.
- an official responsible for control and supervision of a particular activity or area of public interest
- a control that maintains a steady speed in a machine (as by controlling the supply of fuel) (syn: governor)

Examples

...the voltage regulator will make sure your car's alternator gets the right amount of electricity...

Word forms

noun
singular: regulator
plural: regulators
See also:  WebsterWiktionaryLongman